Shoebills are stork-like waterbirds found in tropical Africa between Sudan and Zambia. One look at their massive bills, and it isn't hard to guess why they got that name! The shoe-shaped bill is designed to catch much larger aquatic quarry such as lungfish and catfish, that most other waterbirds don't hunt. Shoebills are threatened by habitat loss and hunting, and are classified as 'Vulnerable' on the IUCN Red List.
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